Beliefs and Values
The Mission of the NorthStar Christian Academy is to train students to independently and critically think while providing students with the opportunity to embrace a Christ-centered Biblical worldview as true and as the foundation for learning.
NorthStar Christian Academy Statement of Belief
Built on the foundation of the Bible (God’s infallible Word) and in full alignment with the apostle’s creed, we affirm the following summary of the Christian faith.
God: There is one infinite, holy, loving, personal God who speaks to us in Scripture and reveals Himself to us in His acts of creation, salvation, and renewal, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As finite human beings created in God’s image, we declare that it is our purpose and privilege to worship, honor, serve, and obey Him.
Creation: The world belongs to God, who created it and faithfully sustains it by His providence. Creation is the theater of God’s glory, displaying His power and majesty. God calls us to discover creation’s resources, to receive these gifts with thanksgiving and delight, and to use them wisely as stewards and caretakers who are responsible to God and to our neighbor.
Sin: Our ability to carry out our human calling to honor God, serve our neighbor, and care for the creation is marred by the corrosive effects of sin, which touch every part of life. When our first parents listened to Satan’s lie, questioned God’s Word, and rebelled against Him, they brought His judgment upon themselves, their descendants and creation. Separation from God, as well as brokenness, disease, hate, pride, abuse of creation, and ultimately death are the inevitable consequences of sin in our world.
Covenant: However, God has not rejected or abandoned His world but has turned to it in love. He gave the rainbow sign to Noah as a pledge of His promise to care for all creatures. He made a covenant with Abraham, promising to be a faithful God to Him and His children, and through them to bless all nations. Through His servant Moses, God disclosed His law for the human community, promising rich blessings as the fruit of obedience. God always keeps His promises. We acknowledge with gratitude and joy that He is our God and the God of our children, that we are His people, and that this is His world.
Redemption: As He promised, God in love sent Jesus Christ into the world to save it from sin and its consequences. The atoning death of the Son of God is the only payment for the debt of human sin, and Christ’s resurrection is the only liberation from the powers of evil and death. The victorious Lord sends the Holy Spirit to create faith, cleanse and renew hearts, and build a community of love and holiness. It is the community’s mission to proclaim and live this good news and to make disciples of the nations.
Kingdom of God: Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and He reigns over all things for our good. To be a citizen of this kingdom is a privilege, a joy, and a responsibility. Led by His Spirit, we place our every thought, word, and deed in the service of Christ’s present and coming reign, and we live daily in the confident hope of His triumphant return.
Truth – we embrace the Bible as the Word of God, and God as the definer of truth
Servant Leadership– we desire people to be purpose driven, values-based leaders who build energy, performance, relationships, and character in making a positive impact on society
Love – we are intentional about choosing the 8 behaviors of love outlined in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 – Patience, Kindness, Humility, Respectfulness, Selflessness, Honesty, Forgiveness, and Commitment
Unity – we are committed to working together with the community and public education system to achieve our purpose
Excellence – we commit to working hard and being creative as we challenge ourselves to maximize our full potential